Essay on Analysis Of `` Anthem `` By Ayn Rand

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Forgiving Oneself
The Russian Revolution was a tragic event that began on March 8, and lasted until November 8 1917. During this period of time, the communists conquered the entire country and began to confiscate property from people, including that of the novelist, Ayn Rand. In fact, the Rand family lost the majority of what they owned, including their pharmacy. This period of hardship and loss provided ideas for her novel, Anthem. Essentially, Anthem is a novella written by Ayn Rand in the year 1937, which takes place in an unwanted Communist dictatorship of the future, where an individual has no rights, existing for the sole reason to serve their society. Equality 7-2521 is the protagonist of the novella who starts off by writing “It is a sin to write this” in his journal (Rand 1). During his journey he takes during the course of the novella, he experiences an epiphany when he realizes his actions are not sins, but that how the government forces everything to be uniform is a sin. Equality’s epiphany begins by him believing he is a sinner in the introduction, to advancing to reassess his sins. The epiphany Equality reaches through powerful moments of love and rejection is precise. The protagonist begins by encountering the Golden One, a farmer in the Home of Peasants, even though the society has a rule forbidding men to take notice of women. He thinks he is odd for thinking of that particular woman before the Time of Mating. Equality states that the mating is “an ugly…

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